Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik (PTI file)
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik (PTI file)

Governor reaches out to Kargil as J&K inches towards bifurcation

  • Governor Satya Pal Malik statements came on the sidelines of his meeting with members of the Joint Action Committee Kargil
  • The meeting was convened to take a first-hand appraisal of the concerns, responses and suggestions of the representatives of Kargil

New Delhi: With Ladakh set to be segregated officially as a separate union territory from Jammu and Kashmir on 31 October, governor Satya Pal Malik said on Friday that the Jammu and Kashmir Administration was “fully committed to take all measures to ensure the best development of Kargil district in line with the aspirations of the people in Ladakh."

Malik added that “all safeguards, including 100% employment security, by taking necessary legal measures along with ensuring land safeguards like in other states of the country," will also be taken into consideration.

Malik’s statements came on the sidelines of his meeting with members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Kargil, which was convened to take a first-hand appraisal of the concerns, responses and suggestions of the representatives of Kargil, following the passage of the J&K Reorganisation Act granting union territory status to Ladakh.

The J&K governor also added that “direct contact with the central government will have greater advantages to people and will usher in a mechanism of swift and responsive governance."

While Malik on Wednesday announced the creation of 50,000 jobs for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, he also added on Friday that Kargil would “get its due share". Being a scheduled tribe (ST) belt, the district would be extended a lot of benefits in the UT set up.

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